George ClooneyHollywood actor George Clooney is set to take the lead role in the forthcoming G.I. Joe movie, according to reports. The Michael Clayton star has beat actor Mark Wahlberg as favorite to star in the movie adaptation of the action TV series.

According to, Clooney has abandoned his role in director Joe Carnahan's film White Jazz in favor of appearing as the action hero.

A source tells the website, "Rumor is that one of the reasons he (Clooney) walked away from White Jazz was not only due to scheduling conflicts but also because he is looking for a blockbuster to star in.

"The word in the Hollywood grapevine is Clooney has been offered a role in G.I. Joe and it's the character of Duke."

- George Clooney Gallery

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)


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